San Diego Distributor NetSuite Case Study written by Barney Beal, NetSuite Content Director
Cloud ERP a 10-year Journey for DiscounTechnology
San Diego Distributor | NetSuite Case Study
Ten years ago the idea of managing a company from one, unified, cloud-based suite of applications would likely have seemed unfathomable to many. Jesse Menczer, CIO of DiscounTechnology, an independent San Diego distributor and value-added-reseller of enterprise storage systems, hard disk drives, solid state drives and networking technology, went looking for a comprehensive solution and just happened to find it in the cloud.
The San Diego, California-based company launched using QuickBooks as its accounting software, but Menczer knew that this platform would not be sufficient to meet the company’s ambitious growth needs.
“I knew from the beginning I wanted to have as close to a one stop shop as possible,” Menczer said. “I spent three years evaluating different platforms to find if there was a way to do it in one large suite.”
What he found was NetSuite, and DiscounTechnology now runs its entire business on NetSuite, including:
- Customer Support
Not to rush into things, Menczer took his time implementing NetSuite as well.
“The goal was not to piece-meal it,” Menczer said. “We wanted to make one large transition. Rip the band aid off as quickly as possible, so to speak. We went live with everything on the same day. It was an aggressive maneuver.”
And one that paid off. In the past 10 years with NetSuite, distributor DiscounTechnology has grown top line revenue by about 1,000 percent, staff by 700 percent and it now counts 80,000 customer selling globally.
Menczer said the company went with NetSuite probably before it needed that level of functionality.
“We adopted NetSuite long before we were economically ready for NetSuite, with the belief we would grow to a place where it made sense without having to undergo the forklift upgrades in the middle of the process,” he said. “We had faith the product would stand up to the promise and it did. Here we are many years later and it’s still working smoothly for our organization.”
Both NetSuite and DiscounTechnology have grown together. Ten years later, NetSuite now counts 20,000 companies as customers.
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